Hey Anne And Don

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Bird-One's Comment
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Well since you were always telling me about Fab Anne now is your time to shine! Lol. I see ads for fab express often. But until just recently it always had the listed salary as 55k. Just saw one for 60 to 75k for the first time. I feel that’s pretty low. Especially in the Chicagoland area. Is that accurate? How is the pay scale at Fab?

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Well since you were always telling me about Fab Anne now is your time to shine! Lol. I see ads for fab express often. But until just recently it always had the listed salary as 55k. Just saw one for 60 to 75k for the first time. I feel that’s pretty low. Especially in the Chicagoland area. Is that accurate? How is the pay scale at Fab?

HAYA, you!

Well, it's really hard to explain the pay scale, as shorter runs pay more (so you can get 3 in a day) and longer, well you get two... so it equals out. I sure WILL screenshot a current, if Don doesn't beat me to it!

Tom's looking at 78K this year....from Ohio, too. Lots of raises across the board, as of late. Plus, working 2nd (into 3rd) shift pays a differential. Upon hiring ... hm....not sure. Was supposedly @55K when he started & he's been there awhile, but made more even then. He (by choice) isn't running as hard as he could, but .. today he did a Napoleon, back to Mt. Vernon, then otw to Akron now (and bringing the rig home.) He's also working Saturday via their begging, and a $250 bounty. Just got over being sick easing in gently, LoL!

Also . . . we opted only 50% of their max offer of per diem , because it helps to save 'some' for taxes, in our case. Property taxes SUK.

Chicago TOTALLY pays more; they've tried to get us to move, haha! That's their corporate home base, as you know.

With YOUR experience, man. . . NAME your price!! Tom's boss, Jim Baumgartner (sp?) had to drive a few routes (yeah, in Lemont, etc.. IL) when Tom was out sick. Then again, it helps to have a boss that IS a driver.

I can bounce you his # ... 630.774.3142 ... either he, or Kim (Safety Mgr.) will answer. They even all know me, as well. Small enough to matter, big enough to TCO their drivers. Bringing the rig home on his long(er) days is a huge plus, for us.. .as well! (Like tonight, haha!)

LMK if there's anything else.....You'd make MORE in CHI'land, trust me. i KNOW, no referrals allowed, but you could always say 'Anne & Tom' referred ya, for priority processing!

Hope I helped a bit . . . !!

~ Anne ~

ps: Bc/Bs & Delta Dental.. not sure, but DOES have a vision plan, too.

Per Diem:

Getting paid per diem means getting a portion of your salary paid to you without taxes taken out. It's technically classified as a meal and expense reimbursement.

Truck drivers and others who travel for a living get large tax deductions for meal expenses. The Government set up per diem pay as a way to reimburse some of the taxes you pay with each paycheck instead of making you wait until tax filing season.

Getting per diem pay means a driver will get a larger paycheck each week but a smaller tax return at tax time.

We have a ton of information on our wiki page on per diem pay

Bird-One's Comment
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Gotcha. Thanks for answering Anne. I’m hearing the Heath insurance is expensive. Happen to know how much the family plans are?

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Gotcha. Thanks for answering Anne. I’m hearing the Heath insurance is expensive. Happen to know how much the family plans are?

Tom pays $93/week. Aughh. He bought the one with the lowest deductible et al . . . and is up for 'discussion' (eval?) in November.

Family is 'only' $155 ' ish a week, though. Go figure. Franklin & I have our own, that I opted into a while back, w/Met Life. Really, 'not bad..' I guess.

Anytime, man.

~ Anne ~

Bird-One's Comment
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I guess 155 is not too bad if vision and dental are included. What are his start times typically? How early could he start?

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I guess 155 is not too bad if vision and dental are included. What are his start times typically? How early could he start?

Yeah, it's almost 'more practical' to go family plan, instead of individual!

Tom's start time is noon; he's considered night shift; this was set up when he was hired. Don, otoh, starts in the wee hours of the morning, iirc . . . and that's by his choice, or his 'hiring' set up.

Hopefully he will show up to confirm!

We also have 401K and Life; I'll have to find a check stub to give you those #'s, though . . . !

Hope this helps;

~ Anne ~

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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